Modernist 20th Century /06 June 2004


designer unknown

Ice Gun
Opco Company
USA, c. 1935
plastic, enameled metal
11 w × 3 d × 7 h in (28 × 8 × 18 cm)

The rare Ice Gun is modeled after the ray guns of the Buck Roger's comic strips of the 1930s. Activated by a spring-loaded plunger and trigger mechanism, the Ice Gun instantly crushes an ice cube, shooting ice spray through the hole in the bottom. The piece was produced in very limited numbers and only a few examples are known. Literature: Modernism: Modernist Design 1880-1940, Duncan, pg. 212 American Modern 1925-1940: Design for a New Age, Johnson, pg. 135

estimate: $25,000–35,000
result: $33,040

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